Taylor, Sheila Ortiz 1939-

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TAYLOR, Sheila Ortiz 1939-

PERSONAL: Born September 25, 1939, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of John Santray Taylor (a lawyer and musician) and Juanita Shrode Chase (a homemaker); married John Clendenning, 1971 (divorced); married J. L. Lewis (a school librarian), March 16, 1991; children: Andrea, Jessica. Education: University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, B.A., 1963, M.A., 1964, Ph.D., 1973. Politics: Democrat. Religion: "Pantheist."

ADDRESSES: Office—English Dept., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Florida State University, Tallahassee, professor of English, 1973—.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association, Associated Writing Programs.

AWARDS, HONORS: Money for Women award, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, 1995, for Imaginary Parents; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, Florida State University, 1997; fine arts grant, State of Florida, 1998.


Faultline (novel; also see below), Naiad Press (Tallahassee, FL), 1982.

Spring Forward/Fall Back (novel), Naiad Press (Tallahassee, FL), 1985.

Slow Dancing at Miss Polly's (poetry), Naiad Press (Tallahassee, FL), 1989.

Southbound (novel; sequel to Faultline), Naiad Press (Tallahassee, FL), 1990.

Imaginary Parents (memoir), University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 1996.

Coachella (novel), University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 1998.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The novels Extranjera and Assisted Living; Roxana, the Fortunate Mistress, a screenplay.

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